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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - In the novel, The Catcher in the Rye, written by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is a very complex and interesting person to take into consideration and psychoanalyze. His various traits make him a different person from the rest of the phonies in the world. Holden says, “All you do is make a lot of dough and play golf and play bridge and buy cars and drink Martinis and look like a hot-shot. How would you know you weren't being a phony. The trouble is, you wouldn't.” What Holden doesn’t realize is that he is a phony as well....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1504 words
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J.R.R.Tolkien: Master of Fantasy - John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (J.R.R.Tolkien) was a philologist in the very strict sense of the word. This term, philologist, comes from Greek [φίλος (philos) and λόγος (logos)] and literarily means ‘love for words’. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is “the scientific study of the development of language or of a particular language”, which is precisely what Tolkien did all through his life. Tolkien was, as has been said, a profound lover of words, which he begun developing from a quite early age....   [tags: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien Biography]
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The American Dream and a Lost Eden in The Tenants - The Tenants is one of the most accomplished novels from a writer Malamud who is one of the finest post-war American novelists. The novel describes the confrontation of two writers – one Jewish, the other African-American and probes into the nature of the art of writing. His novels exhibit an interlacing of fantasy and reality with equal importance on moral obligation. The setting of the novel at issue is New York City, where the theme of self exploration is gradually developed through the contrast between two writers, one Jewish and the other black, struggling to survive in an urban ghetto....   [tags: Interplay between Realism and Fantasy]
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Short Story: Crimson Arrow - ... "So tell me what is the plan." He remarked over his shoulder as he continued his watch of the doorway. "Waggle Fingers and the Dancer cause mishief out front and we sneak in." Rell commented still with eyes closed. "Not until signal." Khalem interjected tersely while sharpening his daggers. "Aye aye after the signal, what is this signal that they be using?" Rell quized. "You will know what it is soon as you hear it/see it come focus on the task what else." Grevin spoke slowly putting some command in his voice....   [tags: Guards, Swords, Fantasy] 2028 words
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Fictional Story About Saving A Friend From a Division - ... Growing up with her obviously allowed him to be informed of all of her quirks and habits. The fact her fingers were twitching slightly and her visible eye is staring at the wooden desk, was all he had to know she was lying. He looked back down, and suspicion formed in his mind. They continued working. "What?" Aoi knew it was coming. Spending so much time in the World of the Living, past her time needed in said world was bound to garner suspicions. But she really didn't expect Ichigo to be shred of his powers....   [tags: Fantasy, Living, World] 1639 words
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Escapism in Children's Literature - ... Escape can be seem in many books for children but one story in particular can be seen making a presence throughout modern children’s literature. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland was an amazingly significant feet in terms of children’s literature, it creates a new world not just full of rainbows and butterflies and adds an element of danger. Alice is on a winding adventure to finding her true self and growing up all at the same time. Alice uses wonderland as her escape, nonetheless finding her true self along the way....   [tags: fantasy worlds and novels] 871 words
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Tim Burton´s Edward Scissorhands and Fantasy - ... This shows a change in personality and figure as Edward becomes himself and doesn’t want to change for the people in the community. However during the course of the film Edward gets more and more comfortable with Humans. Even though at the start of the movie Edward liked Kim they fell in love towards the end of the movie. This relationship also made Edward understands humans better, this is why Edward wasn’t afraid to kill Jim to save Kim. If this was at the beginning of the movie Edwards fear and doubt would have stopped him from doing anything like this....   [tags: characters, plot, sound, villian] 773 words
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Comic Cons: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature - ... Born at Marvel and raised at Comic Cons, Kirkman’s genius and unadulterated risk has made him a mainstream juggernaut and a force to be reckoned with. San Diego The San Diego Comic Con International is the world’s premiere comic book and science fiction convention, attracting well over 100,000 visitors to its multi-day event yearly. Held at the San Diego Convention Center, this Comic Con saw over 125,000 paying customers and 9,000 guests, press and exhibitors in 2013 (MacDonald, 2010, p. 15)....   [tags: The orlando MegaCon] 1312 words
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Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? and How I Met My Husband - ... My throat was closed and I was like a deaf-and-dumb” (136). Munroe further exemplifies to the reader how young Edie is when the pilot’s fiancé arrives in town, and Edie lies awake in bed waiting for them to return together. Edie thinks about when she was younger, “Muriel Lowe and I used to sleep on her front veranda and watch her sister and her sister’s boy friend saying good night. Afterward we couldn’t get to sleep, for longing for somebody to kiss us and rub against us” (Munroe 140). As Edie watches the pilot—Chris—and his fiancé—Alice—simply walk in different directions, Munroe writes that Edie got back into bed and imagined her own goodbye with Chris, and how it wouldn’t be like the...   [tags: fantasy to reality] 990 words
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Gatsby's Love Life in F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby - ... It is not possible that it was a very deep love that he felt because they did not spend much time and he did not really get to know her before he had to leave to fight in the war. What the book says about Gatsby makes it even more difficult to figure out if Gatsby really loved Daisy. Clearly Gatsby is an invented character that Jay Gatz creates because he hates his like of poverty. It seems that Gatsby is an imaginary character and Jay Gatz is an actor who plays him. Even before he meets Cody, Jay Gatz was already dreaming about becoming someone else....   [tags: daisy, fantasy, feelings]
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Literary Techniques in Joyce Carol Oates' Where are you Going? Where Have you Been? - ... Through the girls’ point of view, “it made them to feel to be able to ignore him” (325). Connie feels proud of herself that she ignores this boys and later goes out with someone else. This encounter makes Connie feel like she is growing up and can choose who she wants to talk to. The theme of maturity is also shown through Connie’s sister, June. June is twenty-four and still lives in her parent’s home. She works in the same high school she attended, and is the same building as Connie. Connie was an example of a normal housewife back in those times....   [tags: maturity, fantasy, reality]
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Dylan Thomas and his Obscure Poems - ... Hole’s Dame School. Mrs. Hole’s Dame School is a private school in Mount Pleasant district of the city. Thomas published his first poem in the school magazine and later became it editor. At the age of 16, he left the school to become a report for the local newspaper The South Wales Daily Post. After working for eighteen months, he left the job under pressure in 1952 and joined the ametur dramatic group in Mumbles. He continued working as a freelance journalist for a few more years. (dylanthomas.com) Waller 2 On July 11, 1957, Dylan Thomas married Munnamara....   [tags: surealist and personal fantasy, verbal imagery] 744 words
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The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka - ... This story is thus there to remind every human being to accept their inner vermin, Kafka thus is of the view that the survival of any human being depends on this fact. The story of the Metamorphosis has more to it than just about a dark disturbing story of a man who turns into a monstrous vermin. It is a tale that represents the story of a young man who is the sole earner in his family. But one fateful day, he all of a sudden is burdened by a disease of turning into a monstrous vermin. It even deals with the reactions of his family members after they come face to face with this reality and thus at the end the death of Gregor which thus tends to bring a sense of peace to his family....   [tags: story and theme analysis] 1580 words
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The Epic of Gilgamesh - ... Is there something wrong with a strong female lead. To support the main argument, the centricity of the male hero can be compared with current superhero movies. For example, a USC study found that, “70 percent of the speaking roles in 2012's 100 highest-grossing movies belonged to men (Zurko 1).” Furthermore, the recent movie The Avengers showcases more than five male heroes and only one female character, the Black Widow, dressed in a body-hugging suit and armed with the smallest weapon. I agree with the fact that women are subject to being overlooked and objectified rather than the dominant hero in literature....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1185 words
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The Adventure of a Lifetime in J.R.R. Tolkien's Story, The Hobbit - ... As Tolkien says in a quote, “Little by little, one travels far,” which is true in many ways. Mr. Tolkien was very influenced by his religion that he believed a few years later after he had achieved his degree He joined the military to help within the war. In the army he was commissioned as second Lieutenant of the Lancashire Fusiliers. But unfortunately during the war most of his friends died and at one point the sent him home because they believed his was unfit for general duty. He had a cottage he lived in and of all areas he wanted to study out in the garage....   [tags: hero, prequel, elves]
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Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - ... It is understandable that in real life too certain products might have a positive impact on libido of a person, enhancing sexual life of an individual. However, this effect can be seen only if the product has been consumed for a considerable amount of time, but never so quickly as it was described in the story. Obviously, one should set aside various medications, such as Viagra. In other words, if the author had not employed the approach of magical realism, she would not have been able to convey her understanding of the tremendous power that love between to people hold and how it may change the world around them....   [tags: magical realism novels, story analysis] 1761 words
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The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams - ... You think I'm crazy about the warehouse. You think I'm in love with Continental Shoemakers. You think that I want to spend fifty-five years down there in that - celotex interior. with-fluorescent-tubes. Look. I'd rather somebody packed up a crowbar and battered out my brains-than go back. (#) Tom describes his current situation as imprisonment, and he frequently visits to the fire "escape" to clear his head and smoke. He also uses the movies to briefly experience vicariously what he longs to have in his own life....   [tags: story analysis] 1512 words
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All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque - ... They are passed down from Kemmerich to Muller, then from Muller to Paul. The boots also point out the fragility of life. The one pair of boots outlives three men. This shows how easy it is for men to come and go in war. They also represent the lack of sentiment that is engrained into the soldier’s mind. Muller does not care that Kemmerich just died, he wants the boots before anyone else. Of course he is upset a friend passed away, but that does not concern him at war. The fragility of life is symbolized by many things in the novel and it contributes to the low standards of living at war....   [tags: story analysis] 793 words
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Paul's Case by Willa Cather - ... Brown writes, “He felt the pull of New York...to feel himself in the center of “the plot of all dreams”...”(Brown 1). Brown uses this quote to emphasize the pull and temptation of New York life on Paul. It also explains the feelings of Paul as he wishes heavily for the luxury life. If he has luxury then he will feel important in society for once. Paul wants to experience the life of the celebrities he sees performing at Carnegie Hall every night. But the temptation of luxury is not the only reason for Paul’s end....   [tags: story analysis] 896 words
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The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger - ... For a moment, this makes Holden not so depressed because he is a fan of little children and their innocence to the world. The references to the title of the book disappear until a few chapters later when Phoebe corrects Holden that it is "if a body meets a body". She also corrects him on the fact that it is not a song, but rather a poem written by Robert Burns. Delving deeper, I looked at the entire poem by Robert Burns. The poem reads as the following: "Coming thro' the Rye" (1796) Coming thro' the rye, poor body, Coming thro' the rye, She draiglet a' her petticoatie Coming thro' the rye....   [tags: story analysis] 669 words
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J.G. Ballard's Science Fiction Legacy - ... 2 Ballard). This is Ballard’s representation of a future London immersed under water, in which survivors must contend with intense heat, giant mosquitoes, and the constant threat of attack by rival gangs scattered across the flooded city. For Ballard, environmental catastrophe presents an opportunity to explore the instability of innovation. The key character of the novel is Dr. Robert Kerans. Dr. Kerans is portrayed as a manger of a biological testing station, and is monitoring the drastic changes in the world....   [tags: fantasy novel writers] 1462 words
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Reason and Love in Shakespeare´s A Midsummer Nigths Dream - ... That is why divorce and remarriage happen. Lysander declares that he loves Hermia, then he falls in love with Helena. Demetrius gives Helena his oath, abandons her to pursuit Hermia, but ending up together with her again. Secondly, people do not fall in love for specific reasons. Demetrius and Lysander are in love with Hermia not because she is taller or more beautiful than Helena. Hermia stated: “Her height, forsooth, hath prevailed with him” (3.2.301). She believes that Helena is taller, therefore the men love her, but in fact, they do not....   [tags: love, hormones, dreams, fantasy]
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The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins - ... One big problem is that the woman does not give herself enough pride to spec up for herself. Although no one knows what makes him of her feel better, she mostly will depend on the doctor’s advice instead. The woman tries so hard to relief herself, and deep down she knows exactly what to do, but she is constantly being brought down by her husband and her brother and lastly her own personal insecurities. The woman’s descriptions of the wallpaper seem to have a symbolic effect towards the evolution of her illness and through the paper as she sees herself....   [tags: short story analysis] 712 words
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Compare and Contrast Genesis and Enuma Elish - ... In Genesis, it is written, “And God created the human in his image,/ in the image of God He created him,/ male and female, He created them.” This creation occurs on the sixth day. Similarly, on the sixth tablet of Enuma Elish, mankind was also created, as the text reads, “Let me create a primeval man”. The journal of biblical literature quotes Alexander Heidel as saying, “This can hardly be accidental, since the order could have been different”. The coincidence is remarkably similar; the fact that the same event happened on the same numerical count cannot possibly be a mistake....   [tags: creation story, literature, analysis]
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Gatsby does not quite grasp the true concept of love. As Daisy and Gatsby first met and fell in love five years prior, they do not know one another. They know who each other used to be, but that is simply a depiction of the past. When the two ex-lovers reunite, Nick states, “He literally glowed, without a word or a gesture of exultation a new well-being radiated from him and filled the little room” (Fitzgerald 89). Before Gatsby meets with Daisy, he is already radiating with “love” for her. Towards the end of the story, Jay meets Daisy’s child....   [tags: story and character analysis] 674 words
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... Gatsby joins the army and is stationed in Louisville, Kentucky. This is where he meets the love of his life Daisy Fay. The feelings between the two are mutual as Daisy thinks about running away and marrying Gatsby She promises him that upon his return from World War I that she will marry him, only to in turn Tom Buchanan. Only because of Gatsby’s financially but her parents don’t agree with this. While Gatsby is in the war Daisy is faithful for a short while. She however gets bored and ends up marrying Tom Buchanan....   [tags: story and character analysis] 1508 words
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The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros - ... This happens at a fragile time in her life because she is maturing through puberty and she has feelings for boys, but the negative aspect of that attention works to distort the natural feelings she may have had for men. Already we see before this maturity that she considers men to be kind of in a world that is all their own. She barely mentions her two little brother throughout the course of the novel and seems to only feel comfortable talking to them from inside the house because they basically living their own separate, men's life....   [tags: story and character review] 519 words
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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling - ... • A month later, on September 1st, Harry goes to the train station and has trouble finding his platform. He asks a red-headed family who also have owls how to get on to Platform 9 and ¾, and soon boards his train to Hogwarts. On the train, Harry make friends with other first-year students like Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, a know-it-all, overachiever Muggle (non-magic born) girl chosen to be present at Hogwarts. When they arrive at school, the first-years take turns placing the “Sorting Hat” on their head to find out in which house they will live....   [tags: story and character analysis] 2900 words
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Beloved by Toni Morrison - ... Diamonds represent strength and wealth and the fact that Beloved is trying to dig into Sethe’s memory and have her realize that she had to give away her diamonds, or her past life, in order to move on into the future. Morrison says that, “every mention of her [Sethe’s] past life hurt” (Morrison 69). This shows how Beloved was back as a ghost that wanted to have rememory occur to depict the harsh consequences of slavery. The diamonds represented Sethe’s love with Halle, which she could never fully express because of her owners....   [tags: story analysis] 2121 words
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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller - ... We see that both of these characters are constantly attempting to remove the shackles of conformity through their efforts of wanting to leave a “thumbprint” for others to admire over time. Willies long life dream of wanting to be a successful sales man proves this statement; this character lives his entire life laboring to create a better future for his son and wife so that they could live a life full of comforts. To become an individual among the majority who succeeded in, what was considered at the time, attaining a perfect life style....   [tags: story analysis] 679 words
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The Story of Kelsey - ... With courage, Ren then revealed himself to be a cursed prince for a total of twenty-four minutes. And the man earlier turned out to be Mr. Kadam, he had been following them the whole way. Once Mr. Kadam and Ren told her what was going on she was scared and frightened, they tried to convince her and she knew she had to do it, for Ren and his brother Kishan, who then brings the story together. Long ago when Ren came of age, a marriage was arranged between him and the princess of a neighboring kingdom....   [tags: short story] 1110 words
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald - ... He is one who is social, open minded, and very trust worthy. He is often desired for the world to be honest and everything to be clear. “I felt that I wanted the world to be in uniform and at a sort of moral attention forever.” (Chapter 1, lines 31-32) Nick wishes that the world could be the same, no matter where he goes. There will be no secrets or hidden lies, and he could see the world just the way it is. He knows that the world will never be that way. Even though Gatsby was his neighbor, Nick did not formally meet him until he was invited to one of his extravagant parties....   [tags: story and character analysis, disillusion] 996 words
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We Have Always Lived in a Castle by Shirley Jackson - ... All the locks are solid and tight, and there are no ghosts” (Jackson 1962). In this statement, this fantasy makes her really happy; as well this is the lie style that suits her best. It’s like a place where she could lie freely and Constance and her uncle Julian whose disable, without anyone interfering with their life. In the moon, there are all of sort of vegetables, animals. However, readers would realize the moon isn’t a safe place to live. Lastly, Merricat believes the moon is the safest place to live, although it was an unreachable place....   [tags: story and character analysis] 654 words
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Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert - ... In the way that Flaubert depicts how Emma describes Jesus, it appears that she does not see him as a higher being who should be worshipped, but rather as a romantic lover who she should pursue, seduce, and adore. Praying, the devotion of time and spiritual and mental strength, was one of the strongest acts that Emma had mystified and confused herself with. In the novel, there are three important scenes where Emma attempts to devote herself to prayer. The first scene is at the convent, where “she went to confession, [and] used to invent petty sins so as to stay there longer, kneeling in the darkness, her hands together, her face against the grille, listening to the murmuring of the pries...   [tags: story and character analysis] 1680 words
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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams - ... “Tennessee Williams Biography” by Poetry Foundation states that his father often times called him a “sissy,” negatively influencing Williams. The family moved to St. Louis in 1918, and from that moment forward, Williams will always look back on the South as a “rich source to which he returned literally and imaginatively for comfort and inspiration” (“Biography” n. pag.). The Southern upbringing he received in his early life provided the backbone to his 1947 play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Throughout the play, the theme of the Old South’s destruction due to the New South is evident....   [tags: story and character analysis] 678 words
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Frankenstein by Mary Shelley - ... Secondly, Frankenstein demonstrates many rejections of technology and science. Frankenstein creates his first living being on a dismal night of November in his apartment. After Frankenstein views his creation’s disturbing features, he immediately abandons the creature and his apartment (“Literary Panorama Review of Frankenstein 2”). Frankenstein is not expecting his creation to be hideous, which leads him to avoid the creature for nearly two years. Frankenstein runs away from reality, when he creates the aftermath of advancing technology....   [tags: the Romantic Era, story analysis]
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The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin - ... It does not seem like she worries much. From the story, one can tell that the reason she is tired and sad is that her life has become a never- ending circle. She lives the same routine every day of her life. There is nothing exciting about it in her mind. She feels exhausted to have to go through her day. Living a normal day should not be something one dreads, but once every day starts to feel the same, the sense is overwhelming. After Louise Mallard finds out about the train wreck, she cries for a little while, and then goes into her room....   [tags: story analysis] 584 words
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Freedom, A Story Excerpt - ... Henry suffered from some of the worst seizures I had ever seen in my time as a nurse. His body would go into a sharp lock and then violently shake for what would seem like hours. Afterwards he would not remember a thing; his face would be ghost like and his eyes red-rimmed. I could not imagine how his heart continued through all the stress his body was under. I found myself spending more and more time with him listening to his stories of war and of his romantic flings as a young adolescent –Henry was a born story teller....   [tags: story excerpt] 1091 words
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The Story of Queen Elizabeth - ... Rising Action: Problems started when another country invade Scotland and make a big and horrible massacre were hundreds and even thousands of people died. Elizabeth was sure that the only way to keep his people safe was by making peace with all the neighbor countries, so she didn’t do any actions that could make more damage that the massacre in Scotland. After that she talk to some men that were in black vests and give them some words that make all the men impress by the intelligence and wisdom that this queen had by defending herself and his hand from the proposal of marriage, after that I know perfectly that those men will not mess again with the queen Elizabeth....   [tags: story outline] 568 words
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A Father's Story by Andre Debus - ... Being a religious man, Luke feels guilty about moving on and finding someone new to love because it goes against the wedding vows he made to his wife. Being a faithful and moral man is another example of how Dubus created underlying problems in the story. Dubus then takes the fundamental issues and uses events in the story to bring those out. One summer night when Lukes daughter was visiting, she and her friends went out. They had a few drinks and on the way home after dropping off her friends she hits a young man crossing the street with her car....   [tags: short story analysis] 783 words
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